When Jonathan McCoy, at 556 pounds, took the severe step to remove 93 percent of his stomach, he had a partner and constant nurse. Jonathan and Audrey McCoy opted for bariatric surgery together at Rex Healthcare and lost a combined 300 pounds – the sort of commitment you don’t expect when you exchange wedding vows.
Robert Neyland has been scouting his backyard creek for unusual rocks for three years, accompanied by his grandchildren. When nature rolled out a green-colored rock for him he took notice, discovering stones containing the gem mineral beryl, which often can be an emerald.
At 63, Cassandra Peterson can still wriggle into the tiny black dress, still tease her raven hair into a gravity-defying helmet and still pull off absurdly protruding cleavage – scarcely aging as Elvira, Mistress of the Dark.
Raleigh police officer J.D. Boyd made a Facebook presence for himself, and fought crime at the same time. So on Tuesday, as snow fell, he asked for a community snowball fight and several local kids took him up on the all-in-good-fun challenge.
Not every rose spends Valentine's Day as the centerpiece of a candlelight dinner or clenched in a sweetheart's teeth. The nonprofit Flower Shuttle delivers excess blooms to cancer centers, hospice care and other needy organizations.
For those of you who read last week’s column about the scorching 1916 love letters rescued from the walls of a downtown Raleigh building, I’m sorry to report this bleak news: J. Edwin died alone in a Sanford motel.
Raleigh lawyer Press Millen makes a weekly habit of entering the famous New Yorker magazine’s eccentric joke-off where highbrow competitors send in their most obscure references, their most offbeat gags.
For nearly four decades, a Bladen County family took comfort believing that a killer had been captured, convicted and sent to prison - that the system had delivered justice for a pair of women murdered. That comfort fell away as they watched Joseph Sledge walk free at age 70, an innocent man robbed of 38 years, thanks to testimony now dismissed as bad science and lies.